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is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare without public transportation wednesday manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. there's some good news. subway and train service is starting up again today at least on a limited basis. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg is mandating that all cars driving into manhattan has to have at least three people. >> i know it is inconvenient for a lot of people but the streets can only handle so much. >> reporter: half of all gas stations in the area are closed. the result, long lines. >> hundreds of cars here trying to get gas. >> reporter: analysts say it could get another week to get all the gas stations back up and running. lack of power continues to be a problem in this area of manhattan. officials say, though, that people in manhattan may see the lights go back on as early as tomorrow or saturday. in other parts of
or destruction. in new york city, the sun finally came out today, along with the first sounds of recovery. ( bell ringing ) the stock market opened for the first time this week. buses are back and there could be some subway service tomorrow. the biggest challenge remains pumping floodwaters out of tunnels. the u.s. military is helping, and we flew along today with lieutenant general thomas bostic, commander of the army corps of engineers. >> pelley: the police released this video today of staten island residents being rescued from their flooded homes. president obama joined governor chris christie on a tour of the new jersey shore, where sandy made landfall monday evening. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape. we are not going to tolerate bureaucracy. and i've instituted a 15-minute rule, essentially, on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayors, the governors, county officials. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> pelley: three days ago, this was a neighborhood of families. this evening, folks are returning to find all of their p
american cities, including pittsburgh and new york. man: new york city went to philadelphia and said, "you know, we're thinking of developing a hudson river water supply -- what do you suggest we do?" and they said, "we've had "a lot of problems on the schuylkill. "don't go to the hudson river. go to the upland and work by gravity." and that's what new york city did. they first went to the hudson highlands, but 150 years later, it went to the delaware highlands. and really diverted the water that normally went to philadelphia to new york city. i don't think they anticipated that. narrator: the majority of new york city's drinking water comes from watersheds in upstate new york. a watershed is the area of land where water from rain or snow melt drains downhill into a body of water. mountains act as a funnel to feed rivers and lakes. and in this case, reservoirs. in the new york city system, water is collected and stored in 19 reservoirs, which can hold more than a year's supply -- over 580 billion gallons of water. almost all of the system is fed by gravity, without the use of energy-consum
hoboken clearly from the west side of new york city. and as of last night, the mayor told us, there were as many as 20,000 people, of the population 50,000 people in the city, there were as many as 20,000 people still stranded in deep, impassable, and increasingly polluted floodwaters. the national guard did get to some of those people, starting late last night and into today. we'll have more about that very dramatic situation in just a moment. the national guard also arrived this morning in moonachie, new jersey, where the storm surge swamped the town very, very quickly. people in all sorts of housing in moonachie were caught unaware and trapped, but particularly folks in mobile homes had a very difficult time there. members of the national guard also rushed to the assistance today of new york city' bellevue hospital, which has been running on generators ever since the lower half of manhattan lost power monday night, when sandy came ashore. 17 million gallons of water flooded bellevue hospital's basement. after that shot we showed you last night of hospital employees making a human chai
mister. >> and all that matters. >> amazing time-lapsed video of sandy slamming new york city, the water rushing in, power going out. >> new york might get weird with a few more days without power. [ speaking spanish ] >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. as you wake up in the west, the extent of superstorm sandy's damage is becoming cloe ining c more alarming. blamed for 75 deaths in 10 states and 4.6 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city, many subway and xhouter trains are now running. drivers are seeing huge traffic jams going into manhattan. they also face severe gas shortages throughout the new york metro area. hundreds of thousands of people along the new jersey shore this morning are facing months, even years of rebuilding. jeff glor is in atlantic city, where president obama saw the power of sandy for himself. jeff, good
and suffering, it is seemingly the one problem that really touched a nerve. why the new york city marathon became such a lightning rod in the wake of the storm. >>> and it turns out one car was not as advertised. how owners will be compensated for some bad math. >>> good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. frustrations and anger mounting over gas shortages, power outages and relief supplies four days after super storm sandy. here's the latest. 110 deaths are now blamed on that storm. and that number is expected to rise as more bodies are found in destroyed homes. just over 3 million people are without power and that is down from more than 8 million during the height of the storm. and more than 47,000 runners have been told this weekend's new york marathon has been canceled. >>> among the hardest hit area is staten island new york. the body of two people strapped by a 13-foot surge of water were found today. one was hanging out a window. a few hours before, one woman escaped with her three children. >> it hurts. i mean i cried for a few days, but there is nothing left to do. there i
of runners from the marathon flew into new york city for the race. phillipe djegal spoke with the san francisco man about the marathon he is still stuck in the big apple. >> from maryland, new jersey, n.y. super storm sandy wiping out shorelines. and crushing dreams of thousands of runners. san francisco resident. >> is a difficult time for everybody is an absolute travesty. >> he paid over $1,000 for his third state trip to run in the newark city marathon. he took because the new-york city marathon that the new york city marathon would be worked. >> he said that it is on for the week leading up to it. and once i was out in new york city that they decided to cancel it is frustrating. >> if he decided earlier that it was canceled he said that could have saved some time, money, headache. >> when he said that it was going on perhaps he should have stuck by his word and now that i'm already out here. it is a little bit disappointing. >> he is staying at his uncle's place in manhattan and is going to fly back to san francisco on monday. phillipe djegal, kron 4 news. >> decision 2012 with o
, that includes 41 people in new york city alone. right now 2.7 million customers are without power across 15 states and the district of columbia. economic terms could reach $50 billion. one of the hardest hit areas is new york's staten island. good morning. >> and good morning to you. good to be with you. >> reporter: what a difference a morning makes. just in the last hour the energy in this neighborhood has been just completely transformed. you have volunteers coming in from all over the place trying to lend a hand and clean up the mess sandy left behind. here's an example a home has been turned into rubble. it is estimated the storm could cost as much as $18 billion in new york alone. michael moore spent hours at his staten island home trying to push out the mud hurricane sandy brought in. >> michael and his wife, karen, were home with their young children, when a wave of water rushed down their new york block and into their front door. >> it is absolutely terrifying. you think you are going to die. >> reporter: more than half the people killed in new york city died in staten island. many
. >> new york cannot be understood aside from this geography. indeed, no city could. be new york more so that almost any city in the river. because here you have what's really a natural location for a great city. it's probably one of the three greatest harbors in the world. and what's key is that at the very heart of new york is an island, manhattan. so that the indians, who were not in most places in the united states, in the early 17th century, were on the island of manhattan. because it was a natural location for a great city. >> that's a clip from the beginning of the definitive documentary about new york city, rick burns' "new york," a documentary film. as a natural location for a city, new york was sociologically and politically shaped by countless waves of new immigrants. but fundamentally, new york has always been a city shaped by water. the long, skinny island of brooklynn and queens to its east, staten island five miles south of long island. and the bronx, the only part of new york city on the american mainland, itself surrounded by water on three sides. if this week's megastor
. almost a million people still without power this morning in the new york city area where overnight temperatures fell to the 30s. new york city mayor michael bloomberg is urging those without power to go to a shelter. city officials are handing out 25,000 blankets to those who refuse to leave their homes. >> i have no power. no generator but my house is intact. i won't have power for a week or so. >> most schools in new york city are scheduled to reopen tomorrow. a week after the storm hit. many students have trouble getting to school due to the shortage of gas and disruption to public transportation. janetny pal ton know -- janet napolitano is scheduled to visit new jersey. gas is rationing in that state. the storm is being blamed for 23 deaths in new jersey and 107 deaths nation-wide. >>> there are no signs this morning of a man who disappeared from a peninsula mental health facility. 67-year-old kenneth morrison was reported seen at second street. he is described as 5'7", 220 pounds with gray hair and a beard. >>> a richmond firefighter is recovering this morning after suffering
and drivers in new york city are still feeling the effects and frustration with long lines for gasoline. so now new york city and long island officials are following new jersey's lead by ordering fuel rationing beginning today to deal with the fuel shortages and distribution delays. meanwhile, buyer beware if you're in the market for a new or used car in the coming years. nbc's chris clackum explains. >> reporter: just like in hurricane's past, sandy left behind lots of soaked and sand-filled cars. >> the estimate is that there's at least 16,000 new cars that were damaged and up to 250,000 used cars. >> reporter: and guess where many if not most will end up? >> put-back into the market and resold to unsuspecting consumers. >> reporter: so what do you do? >> the number one thing for anybody looking to buy a used car is to pull a vehicle history report. >> reporter: also, let a mechanic you trust take a look at it, or at the very least inspect the car yourself and include a smell test. >> the odor. because when a car sits in standing water, particularly in saltwater, that car will take on a s
. >> as for the new york city subway, you are looking at the hardest hit of all 468 stations. joe leader oversees maintenance >> we had barricaded up top with wood plywood and sand bags to keep the water out. when the surge came, to brought down all this material that doesn't belong here. large pieces of lumber, and that broke through the barrier, and allowed more water to come in. >> as much as the water's gone down, we're still two levels worth of water till we get to the tracks? >> absolutely. >> it will take a week alone just to pump out the water. but the subway system will be in partial service tomorrow. in manhattan, grand central terminal reopened after its longest closure ever in its 100 year history. >>> then there are those who are still just trying to get back home from the east coast. mark sayer talked with some passengers. >> reporter: a united flight from new york was one of the first to arrive in the bay area >> it was pretty hellish. >> reporter: stranded travelers like richard titus say the past few days have been quite stressful. >> i was staying at a hotel, they took good ca
dangerous to work without light. the federal government brought in free fuel for parts of new york city saturday, but there was a 10-gallon limit. >> i need it for my generator, because i've been without power for four days. >> reporter: across the river, they are rationing gas in some areas. >> if everyone complies with the system, it will ease wait times and create a less stressful situation for everybody involved. >> reporter: more than a million people are still without power in new jersey. governor christie says it will be a long road to recovery and everyone needs to work together. that's already happening in stone harbor where people pitched in to start cleaning up an elementary school that was badly damaged. and another added challenge tonight, cold temperatures that feel like they're in the 30's, with cold advisories. the mayor of new york city, michael bloomberg, telling residents without power to please go to shelters because of the drop in temperatures. >> people are just waiting to get a break. thanks so much. >>> well, it is another sign of progress. steam rises from a man
jersey area. more than 2 million people still without power, mostly in new york city's outer boroughs and the suburbs. and there's growing frustration over a shortage of gasoline and heat as people wait in line for hours to fill up cars. >> those long lines aside, many storm victims also dealing with uncertainty and anxiety as they try to piece their lives back together. dr. nancy snyderman will be here with advice on dealing with the stress caused by hurricane sandy. >>> and it was supposed to be race day for some 47,000 runners in the new york city marathon. the event, of course, canceled on friday, much to the disappointment of many of those who were supposed to run. we'll tell you how some of them plan to spend this it day running for a much different cause. >>> and if you are like many people you may be ready for the election to be over. believe it or not, though, from clint eastwood's chair to kids who are sick of the whole thing, there were a fair amount of funny moments during this campaign season and we'll have a fond look back at those. >>> we do begin with the northeaster h
had to do to save two children. and the mayor cancelled the new york city marathon, but it did not stop runners from participating in a bigger vent today. we will explain that. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer and we are on a special time because of football. with e begin with the presidential election down to the final hours now. and listen to this, the two campaigns held a combined 14 events in five states. >> two days before voters go to the polls, governor mitt romney and president obama were fighting for votes in the battleground states. >> florida, in two days, you've got a choice the make. >> the final nbc news poll before the election shows the candidates are in a dead heat. president obama with a 48 to 47% lead. but the president's handling of hurricane sandy has boosted his approval numbers. >> you don't know what crisis the next president will confront. >> in the toss up state of ohio governor romney is six points down, which is forcing him to look to other it is thes like iowa that could prove critical on the electoral map. >> we can do better. a better america. a
. >> reporter: there are still millions of people without power. in new york city, the mayor said it could be until next weekend before some folks in some burrows see their power restored. >>> as the cleanup continues on the east coast, we are getting a better look at how much damage was done by this storm. >> reporter: the damage from sand severy widespread but it appears that -- sandy is very widespread, but it appears that the jersey shore line in particular bore the brunt . this is what a small peninsula looks like, and here it is afterwards. this is what the casino pier in seaside heights, new jersey, looked like before the storm. and here's now. an entire quarter of the pier has been broken off. sheer a bridge to the north, before and after. the storm has washed away the western end of the bridge. there was also a lot of damage and flooding further inland. this is before and now after the storm. the entire wall of this apartment complex has fallen down, and finally this is the entrance to a parking garage in new york city. this is the before shot, and here's what the same spot looked
, we could have problems with hypothermia, especially with people a little older. new york city gets down to 34. that's the city. you go outside of the city, and some of the affected areas. the power's out. you got all that cold sitting around. it could be in the 20s, easily. and the windchill will be even worse. i wanted to mention that. and then, i've got another threat, of course i do. wednesday into thursday, that cold air meets moisture in the south. does it sound familiar? it's not the same. i promise you, it's not the same. five-foot to ten-foot waves are possible. cold, wet rain on the coastline. and some snow heading to some of the inland and higher elevation areas. i'll have more on this and the nation's weather coming up. for now, back to dan. >> just what we do not need in the disaster zone. ginger, thank you. >>> this morning, the feds say they are taking action on that massive gas shortage that is crippling the storm zone. check out the lines. these are reminiscent of the 1970s gas crisis. people are starting to get very, very cranky out there. can this new action taken
will see even more widespread 80s. details of that, coming up. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg spoke about the delayed a decision to cancel the new york city marathon. and when asked why he did not call it off sooner. he said now is not the time for second- guessing. >> ever since then he has been training for this year's new york city marathon before from a corner for maryland, new jersey company york. the shorelines are wiped out with a super storm sandy. leaving millions in the dark without power, no gasoline and home is destroyed and flooded. >> is a difficult time for everyone is an absolute travesty for all the people in new-york >> this person flew out of me your want the tuesday's flight was canceled. his ticket was paid for two months ago. >> the race was on for the week leading up to it and only on friday was i was already in new york city that they decided to cancel. it is frustrating. >> if mayor michael blumberg had announced it earlier. >> i would have been upset but completely understood. and i would have been upset and realize that there are people must need thi
, some new york city subways believe it or not are rolling once again. also today, laguardia airport has reopened. but power problems persist with more than 5 million still without electricity. the number of deaths blamed on sandy has now passed 70. ines ferre with more on the storm from lower manhattan. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today, as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still
:30 super storm sandy claims another victim of the world-famous new york city marathon why the city officials ditched the race at the last minute and we will show you how the bib gourmand.. list works.. [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. helps him deposit his checks. jay also like it when mother nature helps him wash his car. mother nature's cool like that. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. >>pam: now to the latest of that deadly aftermath of super storm sandy. new york officials reversed themselves today canceling the city's marathon that was expected to attract 40,000 runners this weekend. this city is still struggling to recover from superstore sandy. at least 90 people are dead and 10 different states because of the storm. and nearly 4 million homes and businesses are without power. some sections of new york city, like saddam island, have seemed a little assistance. >> this is a disaster
and businesses are still without power in new york city and on long island and a million are without power in new jersey. and that is causing concern as temperatures there begin to dip into the 30s. >> everyone is working as hard as they can. we have an enormous amount of city employee whose have been working 27 -- 24/7. >> most of new york city's schools are set to reopen tomorrow. that storm led to the cancellation of the new york city marathon which was set for today. coming up, how tens of thousands of runners spent their day instead. >> pg&e sent more trucks to the east coast. a truck being loaded from a military cargo plane. this is the third shipment of trucks to the region. you can go to www.ktvu.com for informatn on how to help the victims of the east coast storm. look under hot topics on the home page. >>> firefighter suffered a back injury while battling a two- alarm fire. the flames broke out at 8:00 p.m. investigators say four units caught fire. when firefighters arrived the building was engulfed in flames. >>> a man struck and killed by a muni friday has been identified tonight. san
is connected to tuesday's u.s. presidential election. >>> and new york city police detectives finally interview the nanny accused of killing two young children. what happened right after the meeting ended? . >>> with less than three days until election day both president obama and mitt romney crisscrossed the country in an all out sprint towards the finish line. >> we have almost forgotten what a real recovery looks like and what americans can achieve when we limit government instead of the limiting the dreams of our fellow americans and that is about to change. [ applause ] >> romney ended his day in colorado, but i started across the country in new hampshire and then appeared in iowa and ohio. polls show mitt romney and president obama running neck- and-neck. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy, not changed. refusing to answer questions about details of your policies until after the election, that has definitely not changed. >> president had some star power, singer john mellencamp and kate walsh opened for him in iowa and singer katy perry appeared. >>> there were long
of transportation regulars conference last week and i heard the city of new york is planning on issuing a request a proposal for drivers healthcare. in order to increase the level of coverage. i want to talk to new york city and other jurisdictions about leveraging multiple cities populations of taxi drivers to bring rates down and provide health care for san francisco taxi drivers. >> chairman nolan: what is the rate at which the fund is growing? >> we started a pilot program, approximately 1 million dollars a year. we started the pilot program in late 2010. i cannot say with any accuracy what would happen when old medallions become transferable. that is what is happening now. >> chairman nolan: i am interested in that. that would be a wonderful thing to be able to do that. mr. -- point about being at a level, middle level, i would be interested in seeing that. >> a lot of the cabdrivers have talked about sort of the other challenges that they face in their industry, corruption may be within the cap companies, maybe with non-driving drivers holding the down is required to drive, compet
returned to normal for most of us, the situation returns see -- remain serious in new york city and new is justs the cleanup beginning. new york city michael bloomberg damage and staten island. than 500,000 customers in york city remained without power. recovery.signs of three subway lines are expected tomorrow. the past hour, new york reduced andrew cuomo bus fares for the rest of the week. cannot thank the rest of -- the president enough. >> governor chris christie personally thank president obama for his help. they met with concerned lost their homes. nucleus remains very much in a state of emergency tonight. -- new jersey remains very much in a state of emergency tonight. at last check, to all people killed in the state. two million remain without power. vice president joe biden made some political waves. --, dangerous and attackers attacks, and now for president is again, less than a the election. mitt romney was joined by senator marco rubio at his rally at the university of miami. he showed u.s. -- praised fema playing a key role. vice president joe biden was in sarasota, and he
controversy. >>> gas rationing in new york city and long island nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy. after this week's nor'easter frustrations growing for thousands of sandy's victims. mark strassmann is in oceanport, new jersey. mark, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. behind me you see one of fema's two tent cities in new jersey. this one is the new home for 750 emergency workers and 60 storm victims. there are also hundreds of thousands of people waking up in their own cold homes this morning, 11 days after sandy hit this shore line. in wintry somerset county northern new jersey, utility crews are still days away from restoring everyone's power. wednesday's nor'easter with his a setback across the disaster zone. adela bolet just had gotten her electricity back on monday. >> such a relief like returning to civilization. >> reporter: that relief didn't last long. >> and then all of a sudden poof. and there we are, back in the middle ages. >> reporter: governor andrew cuoma blasted lipa utility company that services long island. >> part of it is just the
in new york city may have a really hard time casting a ballot. polling locations in all fife of the new york city burros have been relocated or combined as a result of that big storm. >>> also new this morning a small earthquake hit a part of new jersey still recovering from super storm sandy. it was a magnitude 2.0 quake. it was centered in ringwood new jersey which is still dealing with down trees and power outages. it didn't cause any real damage some people did hear a loud boom. the last time the quake of that size hit new jersey was back in 2010. >>> it is back to school, back to work for millions of people in the new york and new jersey area today. for the first time since that pig storm. could be really hard commuting into the city. many public transit routes still have no service and gas really hard to find. 80% of new york city subway system though has reopened. new york city mayor bloomberg said he will be joining thousands of commuters and he will ride the subway to work. >>> muni will relive part of its history as it celebrates its 100 birthday. vintage streetcars, cable car
it the second most expensive storm in u.s. history, after hurricane katrina. >> nearly half of new york city's death from superstorm sandy happened on staten island. homeland secretary janet napolitano is going there today, where people say they're suffering and not getting enough help. anna werner, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you stand on this street in staten island you can clearly see the path of destruction wrought by hurricane sandy. cars picked up and tossed like toys. that continues throughout the neighborho neighborhood. many residents say they feel ignored. some residents of staten island have started calling it the forgotten burrough. across storm-ravaged staten island, frustrations are mounting. >> we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we've got 90-year-old people. >> reporter: residents are outraged, claiming their community has been ignored in the days following sandy while aid pours in to other parts of new york and new jersey. >> they don't talk about them that much. a lot of people here are hurting much it's upsetting. >> reporter: power is out. hundreds
. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of the tunnels and subway lines are clear of water. and the pumps are operating 24 hours a day to speed up the process. but one look at this tunnel connecting manhattan and brooklyn shows just how much work is still left to be done. the nights are especially hard for people without electricity. >> we've been cold some nights. >> dark and cold. >> reporter: con ed says it will have power back on tomorrow for hundreds of thousands of people in manhattan. that's good news for elaine and mark. they have been stuck in their 20th floor apartment without elevator service since the storm knocked out power. >> coming up is really a hardship for us. >> that's why we stayed up here. >> reporter: here in new jersey, police began allowing people who live along the coast back into their homes for the first time since the storm. for many, it was an emotional homecoming. >> got upset. we lost everything we had. it's nothing we can do. >>
power and water or heat. >> most new-york city schools are preparing to also reopen tomorrow. still major obstacles is the largest school districts. many residents are still without power and some are trying to piece together what is left of their homes. and this gas shortage people are having difficulty * kidding around. this is because of their of their still having-difficulty getting a round. >> this d u i driver critically injured a pedestrian. that story, coming up. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents fabulous but...when i add chicken, barbecue sauce... and cheese...and roll it up woo-wee! i've made a barbecue chicken crescent chow down. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> santa rosa this man on probation for dui is in custody for 80 w--sanother dui chrisen ballesterso on coffee lane.. >> a livermore teacher is arrested for indecent and the exposure. he was in his car
this morning in new york city and many other communities. however, drivers are still waiting in those long lines for gasoline. and officials predict another difficult commute this morning because not all subways and trains are running yet. >> there is new you are jens in the recovery effort this morning because the weather is not helping millions of storm victims. jim axelrod is in the hard hit rockaways section of queens. >> reporter: good morning. this week, the weather forecasts are providing one more challenge for those parts of new york and new jersey that have been devastated by sandy. freezing temperatures that will affect the nearly 1.5 million customers still without power. >> onions. >> reporter: in the far rockaways section of queens, volunteers like diane chang aren't waiting for the government to help those who need it. they're doing it themselves. >> we're told they needed hot food out here. we thought we'd cook some hot food. >> reporter: at this intersection a makeshift supermarket sprang up in a parking lot. donations from churches and synagogues provided the inventory. fo
't be hearing that song this weekend after intense backlash. the new york city marathon is abruptly cancelled. i'm dan ashley. in the end 26.2 miles could not withstand the miles of criticism that the race sent the wrong message when the city is still recovering from hurricane sandy. this is a big about-face from the mayor michael bloomberg. he announced it on twitter. race organizers said logistics played a key role. >> a cancelled race. you have runner is from around the world here. we look we're on track for 40,000 runners. >> dan: now they are planning for next year. >> with scenes like this. >> this is your house right here? >> this is my house, it you'd to be over here. >> just posed like scenes like this forced the mayor to cancel the race. they have pallets 6 water and food. >> a lot of the provisions. >> but the picture that did not fit well with many in this city with hundreds of thousands still don't 6 power or large diesel generators guarded by security. >> how do you think your neighbors would like this? >> they would love it. >> there are children who are without blankets, without
in 1853 in response to a freight elevator accident in new york city. until that time, elevators were quite common in buildings but typically used just for handling freight. elisha otis -- elijah otis successfully demonstrated the safety device he had created. even of the elevator and he cut the device, and he did not fall. everyone was impressed by that. in 1857, the oldest brother's company installed their first passenger elevator on broadway in new york. believe it or not, many of those first elevators were actually started and stopped by a hand broke. >> what drove those old elevators? what was their motive power? >> in some cases, they might have even been hp. >> and then changed to electric? >> electric cited to come in the 1890's, and that was around the time when the elevator stopped from material handling and started to be used more frequently for passengers. in 1878, there was a demonstration of the other thing that allowed architects to build taller buildings was the advent of a higher quality steel manufacturing. in 19003, the first production year track models were introduced,
out of new york city as the 86th annual mac. why's thanksgiving day parade has kicked off. looking to some new additions in terms of the balloons. this very the hello kitty. papasmurf will make his debut. and a lot of people have come out to watch it. 3.5million people to line the route there 567,890,000,000 will be watching it on television this year. and it is following a new route. it will skip time square. they are not happy about it. they will bypass the square and proceed down sixth avenue before culminating at the flagship store. they are setting up 5000 seats at the route for families affected by sandy. and make sure the people have a little bit of entertainment today. considering the hardships they have been facing. we'll be watching those shots. let's bring it here to the bay area. we want to update you on a situation of ocean beach a segment is closed as crews try to clean up a sewage discharge. they say that it came from a manhole near great highway and balboa. they spotted it yesterday. and the department of public works say the beach has no swimming advisory as offici
. let's go to mack kodar, live in new york city. >> reporter: for thousands who just got their power back they are once again in the dark because of this nor'easter which has slowed recovery efforts in hard hit areas. it is a one-two punch, nor'easter bringing fierce winds, wet heavy snow blanketing towns and citiesi4. >> our neighbors and friends. >> reporter: in new york and new jersey, 60,000 customers who got their power back after superstorm sandy, lost it all over again. are you frustrated with con ed? >> extremely so. there are some good(ku people at con ed working their hardest. as an organization, their response has been a scandal. >> reporter: new york city police were forced to close penn station because of overcrowding. >> i want to go home. >> reporter: the snow forced people in new jersey living in low-lying areas to once again evacuate. the storm forced fema and the red cross off of stat 10 island which was decimated -- staten island which was decimated by sandy. >> where are they going to put us? we are human beings. >> everybody is devastated they don't know if they
. >>> running from new york city to san francisco. the incredible journey that 8 million people are following. why it's really a story of friendship that listens on. >> the new coffee that starbucks thinks you're going to pay $7 for. >> and a $580 million jackpot up for grabs tonight. when california is going to get in on the action. with lung cancer has inspira unique journey.. from new y, to san francisco. cbs 5's dr. kim mulvihill hs of a lifelong >>> a bay area athlete's battle with lung cancer has inspired a unique journey. >> a lifelong friendship and the spectacular finish and honor of that friendship that's just days away. >> reporter: joe costello was just 22 when she died from lung cancer in 2010. it's how she lived that lives on. >> i do think that last year of jo's life although it was her most difficult and challenging, in many ways it could be the best year of her life. she did so many wonderful, amazing things and lived life to its fullest. >> reporter: best friends since kindergarten in san francisco,. >> i'm using my lungs to run from new york city to san francisco. >> report
news now," new york city, island of fear and frustration. people desperate days after sandy. >>> on staten island, a tragic picture of devastation and death is emerging. it's friday, november 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. and we'll get to those surreal scenes. really they are surreal from staten island in just a moment. >>> and also this half hour, running on empty. lines are getting longer, and temper, of course, getting shorter as people wait hour after hour trying to buy gasoline. >> the tough part, not just because people have longer commutes because the traffic is crazy, they need that gas for generators back at home because they have no power. gas, really, is a lifeline right now, waiting forever to get a fill-up. it's crazy. >> it's crazy. >>> also this half hour, we will turn our focus to the final four days in the race for the white house and how the candidates will make the most of their last big push on the campaign trail. it is
were out. in new york city, even with the power out, trick or treaters took to the streets. >> in this part of lower manhattan, the lights are back on for the first time since sandy struck. in a few hours, all three of the major airports will be back online. >> an update now on the recovery efforts here in the d.c. area. pepco says it has restored power to just about everybody who lost it during the storm. thousands of people, many dominion customers still without power. 10,000 total. today governor martin o'malley will visit garrett county. there was only minor flooding in old town alexandria. that power figure from all three power companies combiped. >> we're learning that the state attorney is expected to announce today that the former penn state spanier is going to be charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. he was forced to resign when all of o these charges were filed against sandusky a year ago. when contacted late last night his lawyer said he had no comment about what could come out later on today. spanier has said he really knew nothi
york city. this monday was the first day that anyone can remember when there was no violent crime n.new york city. for 24 hours. there was not a single report of a person being shot. stabbed. or subjected to violence of any kind. kments as city is on target to have the lowest murder rate since 1960. police attribute it to putting officers in specific 80's known for crime. >> on the subject of new york finest. one officer is certainly living up to that title. dan harris on a viral photograph of policeman and man who had no shoes. >> new york city police officer on frigid november night in times square bending down to give a homeless and shoeless man a pair of brand new boots. this scene would have gone unnoticed except jennifer foster a tourist just happened to be there. >> i heard him quite clearly say i have these size 12 all weather boots for you. let's take care of you. >>reporter: she snapped the picture and sent it to the nyp nypd. department posted it to facebook two days ago and tonight it has almost two million views. 400,000 likes and more than 28,000 comments. also p
if they need us to go elsewhere, we will. >> efforts continue, new york city marathon has been cancelled. 47,000 runners scheduled to take part in this race. the mayor and officials decided waits wrong to use resources when so many are in need. >> those of us who love the city and love this race recognize it wasn't a marathon if it wasn't a unifyingqv1 even. >> in addition to workers there, scores of red cross volunteers are in new york helping people you can help through the red cross textvbitye word red dros make a $10 donation, or, you can call 1-800-red cross. visit our web site we have a link there to the red cross web site. disney has given $2 million to the effort making monday a day of giving. >> four days before deciding who will lead the country, the labor department issued a poll sid report on jobs today. rates did pick up, but only because half a million people felt confident enough to rejoin and start looking for employment again. it's your voice, your vote. abc 7 news is here now with a look at the impoliticians of the numbers. >> if we saw a big swing, the jobs report would be
has not yet been identified. >> east coast after days of deliberation and controversy new york city marathon has been cancelled. the decision that this is just not the right time to hold the race. power coming back to the skyline. the mayor says conedison hoping to have most of the outages resolved by tonight. 3.8 million homes and businesses in the east are still without power, down from 8.5 million. california is helping to get power back on. trucks are being loaded on to aircraft in riverside county. pg&e announced it's sending 100 workers to the zaft yefr zone to help in efforts. 150 others sent out this week. >> tensions running high among those affected by the hurricane. and the suburbs may have to wait for a week with a cold front coming up. death toll now stands at 97. 40 fatalities occurred in new york city. the damage could hit $50 billion, second only to hurricane katrina. >> dozens of red cross volunteers from the bay area in new york now helping with disaster relief. 50 volunteers on 10 day to three week missions servinging people displaced or without supplies thousands
beach after superstorm sandy hit. about 145,000 customers in new york city still do not have power as of today, but that number is going dosays public transit is coming back but people have to allow extra time for travel this week. many schools will be back in session tomorrow, even though some classrooms still do not have heat. here's a look at how the salvation army is helping out those hardest hit by sandy. >> reporter: the salvation army says planning for the response to superstorm sandy started days before the wicked weather hit land. >> specifically, we had our disaster relief coordinator for the bay area deployed. >> reporter: spokesperson laney says that coordinator is currently in new jersey, districting food, water and providing shelter for those in need. >> it's providing care, providing a listening ear to those that maybe have lost their homes and can't find a family member. we provide someone to talk to and a listening ear, shoulder to cry on. >> reporter: on a daily basis, more than 100,000 people are receiving their meals from more than a dozen of these cantines, foo
. which he surely did. >>> and speaking of random acts, this new york city police officer did something incredibly kind for a homeless veteran in need, and he did it when he thought no one else was looking. >> reporter: it was a moment of kindness captured in a photograph. an nypd officer helping an apparently homeless man. >> it was freezing, and the first thing i thought was like this is absolutely unacceptable. so i went up to him. i was like, where are your socks or your shoes or anything? >> reporter: officer larry deprimo says he was so moved by what he saw he went into this store to find the man a pair of shoes. >> it's kind of hard not to be inspired. again, it was a regular night. it was pretty busy. you know, business as usual. but, again, this officer kind of took the time to kind of -- saw something, kind of came in and took that extra step. >> reporter: jose caro was working in the sketchers store at the time. news 4 has obtained security video from the store. caro helped him find a pair of waterproof boots and he let the officer use his employee discount. officer deprimo s
government, city employees have been working 24/7. >> new york city announced today that thousands of voters will cast their ballots at different polling places on tuesday because sandy damaged this places where they were originally assigned to vote. >>> sandy forced the cancellation of the new york city marathon, and hundreds of the runners decided instead to help storm victims. they raised money and gathered supplies. other runners, disappoint overall the cancellation of the marathon, ran the 26.2-miles in central park. >> crews loaded relief supplies on to freighters at oakland international airport. the giant 747 airliners will carry tons of relief supplies. one jet left this afternoon. another scheduled to take off later. the supplies came from the sharp arm my depot in tracy. >> disney and abc are making monday a day of giving to victims. disney is kicking it off with a $2 million donation to the american red cross and you can help by texting abc to 90999 to give $10 to relief efforts. you can also donate to the red cross by calling 1-800-helpnow or going ongoing to red cross.org/abc.
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